Planting out – peas, rocket, onions, and beetroot

As spring progresses, more of the reasonably hardy seedlings can be planted out. Here I am planting peas, rocket, onions, and beetroot. The peas were sown in lengths of gutter. I find this a really convenient way to sow as planting out is so easy – a shallow trench of just a couple of inches… Continue reading Planting out – peas, rocket, onions, and beetroot

Finnish Christmas recipes – rosolli

Rosolli is the classic salad accompaniment to the Finnish Christmas meal, going particularly well with the cured herrings. Some add herring to the rosolli, when it is then known as sillisalaatti – herring salad. This variant is particularly common in Sweden. We, though, prefer to serve the salad without adding herring, and serve several different… Continue reading Finnish Christmas recipes – rosolli

Sowing continues

This weekend we avoided the gloomy weather and made more under cover sowings. Down the centre of our polytunnel is a four foot wide bed, which we use for general planting of crops including beans, peas, sweetcorn, saladings, and so on. At this time of year, it is warm enough, especially under cover, to make… Continue reading Sowing continues

Seed list 2014 – part 1 – root crops

I am sure I am not alone in feeling like a kid in sweet shop when it comes to browsing seed catalogues and preparing sowing plans for the coming year. Long before we even broke ground here I drew up a ‘shortlist’ of seeds that I thought would make a good starting point. This shortlist… Continue reading Seed list 2014 – part 1 – root crops